Freezing Europe hit by Russian gas shortage


Freezing weather sweeping across Europe has led to a shortage of vital Russian gas supplies to several countries, officials say. An EU energy spokeswoman said eight countries had seen a reduction in gas due to increased demand in Russia. She said the situation was not an emergency but was being monitored. The cold snap is being blamed for scores of deaths in eastern Europe where temperatures have plunged to below -35C….

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Actor Ben Gazzara dead at 81

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Actor Ben Gazzara, known for his brooding tough-guy presence in dozens of films, television shows and stage productions over his long career, died of pancreatic cancer on Friday at a Manhattan hospital, his lawyer said. He was 81. The New York-born performer died Friday afternoon at […]